Keith Goldfarb is the Chief Software Architect/Co-Founder of Blackthorn Media and an Academy Award winning artist. He was a co-founder of Rhythm & Hues Studios where, for 26 years, he was the chief architect for its proprietary software. His pioneering visual effects were honored with dozens of awards including Oscars, Baftas and Cleos.
Keith has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an M.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).
Shish Aikat is the Head of Global Learning at The John Hughes Institute and Tau Films. He was initially a member of, and later ran, the Education and Global Learning Department at Rhythm & Hues Studios (R&H) for a decade. He was also the Vice Principal of Exceptional Minds, a digital arts school for young adults on the autism spectrum. In addition, he taught as a Lecturer in the School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Los Angeles, and in the Master of Professional Writing Program (MPW), University of Southern California (USC).
Shish received his M.F.A. from the Division of Animation and Digital Arts, School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), University of Southern California (USC), where he was also a Nickelodeon Fellow. He also has an M.A. in Communication Management from the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, USC. and a B.S.in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.